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Last Updated: April 4th, 2012

So here we go - the rumor mill is really starting to churn out some seemingly solid details about Sprint's supposed version of the upcoming HTC One X. We first heard about this device shortly after the One X's official announcement back at Mobile World Congress, then rumored to be called the Jewel. Rumors later suggested the name internal name was actually Jet, but few other details have made their way to the masses - until now. 

I briefly suggested that the name of the device could be the EVO LTE, as it's said to be the newest successor in the EVO line. However, new information points to the device being called the HTC EVO One, and it's also said to be slated for a June 6th release. As far as specs are concerned, this one is nothing to scoff at, either:

  • 4.70-inch 720p display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Krait processor
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear shooter, 2MP front camera
  • 2,650mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4
  • LTE
  • Beats by Dre

The EVO One is said to be black and red, thin, and, like the original EVO, will sport a kickstand.

As always though, these are just rumors, and should be treated as such. We don't have long to wait for legit info, though; Sprint's taking the wraps off of this badboy in less than a week.

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Cameron Summerson
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  • Geoff

    WHOA, 16 bytes of storage??

    • Cameron Summerson

      Less is more, bro. Didn't you get the memo?

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    That would be the stupidest naming choice possible. For people who are up on current models across multiple carriers, it's fine and we get it...for regular people, this sounds like a bad way to refer to the original EVO...Hopefully this is just a bogus myth and not what somebody actually came up with.

    • http://androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft

      I feel hesitant to remind the class that this is the same carrier that decided "Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch" was a good name for a phone. Frankly, "EVO One" sounds succinct by comparison. I agree it's a confusing naming scheme (though not much more than "the new iPad"), but it honestly sounds too dumb to not be what Sprint ends up going with.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

        And this is the reason we need to be able to up-vote/+1/Like/Promote/Sexualize/Whatever comments ;)

        I still stand by my position, but there's no doubt that Sprint has a bad history of screwing up names. Of course, I'm with AT&T and they are just about as bad.

        • Ian Stephenson

          This is why I wish AndroidPolice would use Disqus :( it's simple, and one login works across all websites.

    • Jaymoon

      The Evo line likes numbers in the name!

      ..and out of order too just for the fun of it!

      Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Evo One, etc...

    • TrevozNeoma

      I completely agree. Why not just call it the One X across all carriers? I realize it is probably the carriers trying to weigh in (like they do with their horrible carrier installed bloatware) but I would be surprised if the carriers would be willing to drop HTC over a naming issue. Besides, it's not killing the carriers to keep the iPhone name consistent. Product uniformity is only half the battle; consistent branding is the second half. You don't develop a solid brand by confusing customers as to what it is you are actually selling. Keep it simple stupid is a very good credo to live by in life and in business.

  • Stephen

    16 MBs of internal storage? That's not even enough for Sprint's bloatware!

  • http://androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft

    I'm still waiting for something that's going to have the same initial wow-factor that the original Evo did. When the first Evo came out, it packed such a punch that phones that came out nearly a year later were still only matching it (see: Thunderbolt). This isn't quite there, I don't think, but it's the closest Sprint has come in a while. I hope it's true, for Sprint's sake.

    • Cameron Summerson

      I'm not sure that anything will match the punch that the original Evo had when it came out. The Android scene was still pretty fresh back then, manufacturers were experimenting with different designs and sizes. The 4.3-inch display, front-facing camera, and kickstand made the Evo a groundbreaking device. I can't say that I see that happening again for a long time, if ever.

    • http://www.reactwithin.com Skullshank

      i think cameron makes a good point...current tech is going to make it hard for anything to have the punch that the evo did (i still rock mine happily...for now). lets not forget it was the first 4g of its caliber too (if i'm not mistaken). the oneX or evoONE or whatever they decide to call it will be a welcomed upgrade for me. here's hopin! :D

  • Doug Ranger

    The biggest thing that needs to happen is Sprint needs to get rolling on its LTE network, I doubt I'm alone in saying that "I will not upgrade to anything that is based on Wi-max". Get the phones out and get this network up and running, I never thought Sprint would be behind AT&T regarding LTE!

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      They just made a bad bet on WiMax. I actually wouldn't hold it against them. They made a decision, it truly was a smart decision at the time in that they beat everybody by almost a year and I know there were people who switched to Sprint to get at WiMax...They just didn't plan far enough ahead and they didn't monopolize on the potential to sign up new customers.

  • Davidk

    @Stephen, 16Gb is W-A-Y more than enough. I have a Photon 4G with 16Gb and a 32Gb MicroSDHC card. Know how much I use? 0 on the SDHC Card and about 175Mb on internal with my app's!

    Then again to be fair, I use ZumoCast to access my 2.5Tb drive at home for everything! ;-)

  • isidhu

    This is going to be the upgrade for one of my beleaguered Evo 4g if they launch it next month. Hopefully it has the micro sd with the 16 gb. Don't really care about what they call it though. The battery sounds awesome, hopefully it will still be a looker.

    • http://verb0ze.net verboze

      Agreed. I wasn't impressed by the 3D, as I did not see it as much of an upgrade from the 4G. There was the SGII, but i wasn't too impressed by it either (design-wise, the h/w was there though). To me, it's either the GNEX or the EVO One atm.

  • L boogie

    Is the 720p display going to be AMOLED or S-LCD 2? And is that battery is non-removable as well? Would be interesting if this was also the new incredible 4g for verizon because the original evo & incredible shared some similarities when they both launched. Hopefully Htc can reclaim that magic once again but we'll have to wait & see.

  • Jaymoon

    Sweet, I'll use the upgrade on my line for the Galaxy Nexus in April (I hope) for a "pure" Android phone for tinkering with.

    Then come June, continue my Evo buying streak with the One, with the upgrade from my other line.

    After using a couple Samsung phones for awhile, I'm ready for 4.0 ICS on an HTC phone that are rockin' those kind of specs! Sense I can tolerate, TouchWhiz... just DIAF.

    • Paul Atreides

      Exactly! I hope to win a Galaxy Nexus, but I have already set aside the funds just in case from when I returned the EVO 3D. Now, I'm starting to save for either this or the SG3 if it's on par or better.

    • http://verb0ze.net verboze

      Oh trust me, no way this is sitting on HTC SENSE if I do get it. First task in order for any new phone is to root and flash a rom in active development, be it MIUI, CYANO, or AOKP XD.

  • Awesome Sauce

    June 6th?! They should be launching this in 2 weeks, not 2 months. SG3 is going to eat it up.

    • Davidk

      They wont, that is Sprint's 'M.O.' so to speak. Just forwarding information I'v read. SG3 I saw a April release, but personally, not interested

  • Rockingmyevo3d

    Bottomline sprint ushered in the 4g era the granddaddy of all 4g android devices the EVO 4G placed sprint on the map in 2010. Today 2years later networks are doing there best to catch up in the LTE game. Sprint showed everyone that 4g was a good investment and everyone followed. I personally think the EVO 2 will be the name and the specs might not be industry leading like the orginal EVO 4G but it is on par with todays top devices without question. I would love to see sprint ramp up the mAh to 3000 on the new EVO making it on par with the Razor Maxx on Verizon. I have since left sprint for the BEST stock device on the planet my GALAXY NEXUS nothing beats that in today's tech game EXCEPT maybe the GALAXY NOTE. Otherwise I wish my EVO FAMILY and FRIENDS well on sprint they will have some GREAT upcoming selections this year.

  • wfrandy

    I hope this turns out to be true. I am still using the original Evo 4g that I got on launch day (also June 6th) almost two years ago. And frankly, since I am due for an upgrade after April 1st, I went in and checked out Sprints current phone lineup and found nothing that I would trade for my current Evo that I would be willing to keep for two more years.